While in grade school in the 1970’s, Mark Halm became inspired to become a protector of the environment. He earned his bachelor and master’s degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Marquette University and a master’s degree in business administration from Keller Graduate School of Management.
In 2012, Mark became certified by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers with a specialization in water supply and wastewater.
Mark joined Walter E. Deuchler Associates, Inc. in 2001 and became a principal in 2006. He wears many hats but foremost are project management and technical supervision for wastewater planning, design and construction projects. This includes: defining specific tasks, scheduling and coordinating personnel and resources, and evaluation of progress and quality.
Mr. Halm has recently managed planning, design and construction of wastewater treatment facility improvements for the Fox Metro WRD, City of Plano, Salt Creek Sanitary District, Village of Addison and more. His 25+ years of experience is instrumental in delivering successful projects to Deuchler’s clients.
Today, Mr. Halm is a recognized leader in the wastewater industry serving in the past as an Executive Board Member of the Illinois Water Environment Association (IWEA) and a delegate to the Water Environment Federation (WEF). Currently, Mark serves on IWEA’s Nutrient Removal and Recovery Committee (former chair), program, LIFT and public education committees.
Of all of these activities however, Mr. Halm receives the most satisfaction from judging local science fairs, encouraging the next generation to pursue careers in the water environment industry. Mr. Halm will be also serving a three-year term on Marquette University’s Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering Academic Advisory Panel.